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I had my hand-sewing basket sitting out the other day, which reminded my girls that they hadn’t sewn anything in a long time. We had to remedy that, of course! With spring on our minds, we decided to make some flowers using our (over-flowing) bin of fabric and felt scraps. Sewing buttons is fun, and […]

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Do you love fabric? Do you love to quilt? Well my good friend Pamela of QuiltBLISS is hosting a fabulous retreat ready to send you to fabric heaven. There are only 3 tickets left including accommodations, or you can sign up for a day pass. Here’s more info:  QuiltBLISS is a premier quilting retreat and is […]

Last month I shared with you a really easy way to make a diamond patterned tablecloth. Today, I’m sharing with you another fabric printing idea that has the potential to transform the look of any room. The best way to inexpensively change the feeling of any space is by changing your throw pillows. Or, as […]

Use up some of your fabric scraps and make a cool DIY tic tac toe board like this one I spotted at the Make and Takes Spotlight seen on Sewing Secrets. My kids go bonkers for tic tac toe and I think this is way more fun than those plastic board games you can buy […]

I am constantly looking for great artwork for my home so it’s no wonder that I love it when my kids make awesome things! Children’s artwork doesn’t just have to be restricted to the refrigerator for display. In fact, some of the best artwork in my home was created by my children. The trick to […]

We are getting better at sewing and it’s time for a little more difficult project, although it is still easy enough for a beginner. We’ve sewn a fabric bookmark, a t-shirt bag, and now we’re sewing up a cute little drawstring bag. It’s perfect for all your little charms or marbles to fit inside. My […]

My son has been begging me to let him sew on my sewing machine ever since he was little. There’s something about that needle and thread and the fast whizzing sound of the machine. But I’ve been hesitant to do it, thinking he’s not old enough, the “mom” in me being overly protective. Now that he’s […]

This is just what I need, a simple project for these winter blues. In Seattle, you know, it’s gray. The sun has been poking it’s head out here and there, but it’s mostly gray. So I’m looking for fun projects to brighten up my home, and this No-Sew Pillow tutorial that I found over at the […]

Are you looking to start a few new fabric projects? Well look no further. Here are 6 fun and creative ways to craft with fabric from over at the M&T Spotlight. *Next week I’ll be featuring cookies. So submit your cookie recipes and mouth-watering photos to Spotlight. Child’s Play Quilt Make Your Own Pillow Pet […]

When looking for a quilt design, there are a myriad of quilt pattern options to choose from. That can be a little overwhelming. Here are a few basics that might help. Most quilting patterns have some things in common: A list of fabric requirements and directions for cutting the fabric, assembling the pieces, and laying […]

Guest Post by Amy of Diary of a Quilter: This project is a really quick and easy one creating the perfect little girl-bag. (Or maybe even a grown-up girl bag.) The possibilities are endless.  I’ll demo the basic assembly technique and then a couple of embellishing options and you can let your creativity go from […]

I love a good DIY (Do-It-Yourself) project! Saturdays are a great day for projects, and below are some really easy and fabulous ideas. I’ll be making this wall art later today, after my trip to Home Depot and the fabric store! What DIY projects are you doing today? Fabric Wall Art by Blue Cricket Designs […]

Guest Post by Lyndsey of The Stationary Place I’ve always loved paper. Stationery, patterned paper, note cards, letterpress – I think paper is gorgeous and I love all of its different uses. More recently, I’ve been on something of a crafting binge – and for my last birthday I asked for a sewing machine. Much […]

Once all your sewing projects are complete, you may still have some left over fabric scraps. I’ve been saving my scraps, thinking there must be something I can make with them. Well, here are some great projects using fabric scraps, turning them into something fun and new! (click on the photo for the link to […]

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